For Lewie, the toddler/preschool room was love at first sight. Not only do they have a train table and various sets of train tracks, but they also have linking logs, legos, a kitchenette, barbecue, Barbie Dream House, workbench, racetracks, Hot Wheel play sets, and multiple other toys and games. Since they will accept our library card from the next town over, we've started coming here quite frequently--not just for the toys but also to borrow their wonderful books and DVDs. Recently, I just discovered that they also have themed backpacks that we can take out for two weeks at a time too. Lewie, of course, found the train backpack that's filled with train books, DVDs, and activities. He was so excited to take home his very own backpack full of stuff, but since we've come home, I haven't been able to peel him away from it. Not only is he taking inventory of everything in there every hour on the hour, but now he insists that he needs to bring it with him to preschool; it's become a mini-obsession!
I'm so happy we found this library. He loves playing with these "new" toys, and he now shows an interest in books, puzzles, and learning games that don't have the same allure when we're at home. For now, my goal is to continue taking him every Tuesday night after preschool (that's when they're open late). Anything that will invoke a love for learning and take him away from the TV for a night is number one in my book--(no pun intended-LOL).
|Yesterday we started by reading Animal Train. What a cute book!|
|A picture to capture all of the toys in this toddler/preschool area.|
|Here are more toys.|
|Lewie at his work bench.|
|Playing with trains. (He has a train table at home, but he never gets bored of them.)|
|Grilling me a hot dog.|
|Playing with another pair of Thomas the Train tracks.|
|Looking at more books.|
|His favorite train backpack. (I'm afraid he's going to have a hard time parting with it after the two weeks are up.)|